James B. Luther


Bicentennial Medal (2020)
School of Education Distinguished Alumni Award (2018)
Indiana University Bloomington
School of Education and College of Arts and Sciences
PhD, 1992


Dr. James B. Luther is owner and president of Luther Consulting, LLC, a Carmel, Indiana-based company that provides software and evaluation services that help customers prevent the spread of disease, drug abuse, and homelessness, as well as promote social justice for youth, the economically disadvantaged, gay and lesbian people, and other underrepresented populations.

Luther aided the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in its implementation of a web-based program evaluation system for the Division of HIV and AIDS Prevention Program Evaluation Branch. They are now responsible for collecting and processing all public health HIV testing data nationwide for the CDC. In addition, Luther Consulting has worked with the CDC and state public health departments to collect data for Hepatitis A, B and C testing, treatment and linkage to care.

Luther served as an evaluator for numerous federally funded grants including Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services, Department of Labor and Housing and Urban Development. He has conducted program evaluation research for numerous governmental and non-profit organizations in Indiana, including the Center for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention, the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, the Indiana State Department of Health, the Indiana Department of Children and the Indiana University Center on Philanthropy. At the local level, Luther has been a long-time supporter of the IU School of Education's Center for Human Growth, the departmental training clinic for the Counseling Psychology program.

He is a native of Terre Haute, Indiana. He received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from IU in 1992. In addition, he holds degrees from Purdue University, the University of Notre Dame, and Claremont Graduate University. Luther Consulting was named the #1 Best Place to Work in Indiana for 2016 and 2017 for companies with fewer than 50 employees by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. In 2020, Luther was awarded Indiana University's Bicentennial Medal, in recognition of his distinguished service.